Set against the picturesque setting of Kura River, Tbilisi is bustling with energy, yet at the same time retains its old-world charm. Juxtaposing archaic architectures with chic cafés and dynamic art scenes, the stylish capital city has earned its nickname as the 'Budapest of the Caucasus'.
Tbilisi's multi-layered architectures—a coagulation of neo-classical, medieval, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and modernist influences—echoes its rich Silk Road, USSR and contemporary heritage. Stroll down the Rustaveli Avenue with its endless arrays of museums, theatres, boutique shops and restaurants which will welcome you with open arms.
Venturing into its lovely cobbled streets reveal interesting caravansaray, synagogue, herbal medicinal shops and its famed cathedrals. For the best city view, we recommend Metekhi Church or going up the cable car to Narikala Fortress. Ranked among Europe's safest cities, Tbilisi is an ever-growing gem of the region.